Running a business means you have to know how to work with other people. Building a solid team is one of the most important factors for growing successful business. However, every individual has different characteristics usually shown by their behavior.
Behavior assessment can help you diagnose any disruptive behavior that might be currently happening within your team and possible harm your business in general.
Managing negative behaviors within your team
Every individual’s characteristic and style can impact negatively or positively tot he flow and dynamic of the entire team. Behavior assessment can help in identifying any behavior that tend to be more disruptive than motivated. Therefore, individual skills are not the only thing that needs to be focused on when building a team. As the team working together, you can identify if there are individuals who give negative impact or influence to the others.
A good leader is the one who can positively motivate their team to implement good skills and system. Therefore, it is also important to have a behavior assessment to identify abrasive behaviors in a leader. Then, the assessment is also applied to every individual in the team. Abrasive behaviors can lead to more destructive and disruptive ones.
There are some behaviors to measure such as name calling, withholding information, over-controlling, disrespecting boundaries, making threats, and so on. Therefore, it is essential to measure behaviors related to intimidation, ignorance, micromanagement, confidentiality maintenance, and so on. You can see some of these behaviors on some individual in your team or your assigned team leader. If you find any of individual who have the tendency to do those disruptive behaviors, take action to address it effectively.
There are also signs you can find to see if there are any disruptive behaviors happening in the team done by some individuals. For example, you receive more complaints about someone’s interaction with other member or customers, there are employees who ask for a transfer out, and more. The more your team members complain or distress, the more likely for you to find someone with disruptive behavior. It will affect to the morale and productivity within the team if you ignore the issue.
There are different scenarios that might happen once you notice the disruptive behaviors within the team. It can be a problem that happens between only two parties, or someone is targeting an individual in the team. It is possible to find a bully in your team who like to intimidate other, making harsh comment, disrespecting other, or picking on someone constantly. These issues are crucial to address immediately.
Creating a healthy work environment can be challenging for a leader. It needs everyone’s effort to make it true. It is also important for a leader to lead by example. Show positive behaviors that more motivated for your team members to work just as hard and interact with positive behaviors with others. Take necessary action to address internal problem immediately before it can cause more damage to the team and business.